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SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070)
Lighter Aboard Ship (LASH) Barge Carrier:
Laid down, 10 February 1972, as SS Delta Norte a Maritime Administration type (C8-S-81d) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 259) at Avondale Industries Corp., New Orleans, LA.
Launched, 19 May 1973
Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 12 September 1973, for operation by Delta Line
Reacquired by the Maritime Administration for assignment to the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF), 14 May 1987
Berthed at Beaumont, TX. as part of the Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet
When activated SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070) is assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as one of the Military Sealift Command's four LASH Ready Reserve Force Ships
SS Cape Flattery can be activated in 10 days
Displacement 18,900 t.(lt) 57,150 t.(fl)
Draft 35' (max.)
Speed 18.7 kts.
Cargo Capacity assigned 89 barges
Full Operating Status Complement 31 Civilian Mariners
Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller
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||SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070) moored, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
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||SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy (MSC) photo.
||Ships moored in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 2 November 2014. From left to right:
SS Cape Florida (AK-5071),
SS Cape Farewell (AK-5073),
SS Cape Flattery (AK-5070) and
SS Cape Mendocino (AKR-5064
||Photo by Chris Holley
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Last Updated 21 November 2014
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